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In commemoration of the 62nd Shikinen Sengu Ceremony
Ise Jingu and Treasures of Shinto

In commemoration of the 62nd Shikinen Sengu Ceremony
Ise Jingu and Treasures of Shinto / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery 3 & 4   July 14, 2009 (Tue) - September 6, 2009 (Sun)

  
Ise Sankei Mandara (Ise Pilgrimage Mandala), Edo period, 17th century, Mitsui Bunko Archives, Tokyo (On exhibit from August 4 to August 23, 2009)

Starting with the sacred treasures of Ise shrine, both ancient and later, this exhibition will display around 100 treasures connected to the shrine or donated to Ise by emperors and shoguns. While taking a journey back through the history and religion of Ise, this exhibition also looks closely at the ceremonial system of Shikinen Sengu, a system whereby the temple is reconstructed every 20 years according to ancient, traditional ways. The exhibition also looks at how Japanese architectural beauty and construction skills have been transmitted through this system. Throughout the ages, Shinto has fostered and developed history and tradition. This exhibition shines a light on Shinto art and introduces the flowers of Japanese traditional religious art.

 General Information
Period Tuesday, July 14 - Sunday, September 6, 2009
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 18:00
Fridays until 20:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, July 20 and August 10) (Closed on Tuesday, July 21)
Admissions Adults: 1,400 (1,100/900) yen
University students: 1,000 (700/600) yen
High school students: 700 (500/400) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
Set admission tickets for the two special exhibitions "Ise Jingu and Treasures of Shinto" and "SOMETSUKE - The flourishing of underglaze blue porcelain ware in Asia":1,600(1,300/ - )yen
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance / group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with physical or mental disabilities are allowed free entry with one accompanying guest each
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia (P-code:688-618), Lawson Ticket (L-code:35020), E-Plus and other major playguides, until Monday, July 13, 2009.
* Special exhibition "SOMETSUKE - The flourishing of underglaze blue porcelain ware in Asia" (Tuesday, July 14 - Sunday, September 6, 2009, Heiseikan) requires a separate admission fee.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, KASUMI KAIKAN Foundation for Community Services, The Sankei Shimbun
With the Special Assistance of Jingushicho (Jingu Administration)
With the Support of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Fujisankei Communications Group
With Sponsorship of Central Japan Railway Company, Kintetsu Corporation, ZENKYOREN
With the Assistance of JINJA-HONCHO the Association of Shinto Shrines, Public Affairs Headquarters for Shikinen-Sengu, Tokyo Metropolitan Branch of the Association of Shinto Shrines, Kogakkan University, Japan Airlines, Nippon Express Co.,Ltd.
General Inquiries 03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Official Website http://www.iseten2009.jp/ (in Japanese)
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Exhibitions held simultaneously
SOMETSUKE - The flourishing of underglaze blue porcelain ware in Asia
Tuesday, July 14 - Sunday, September 6, 2009, Heiseikan,
Requires a separate admission fee.
 Next venue
Osaka Museum of History: Saturday, September 19 - Monday, November 9, 2009